While it might turn heads, renting a Corvette, Lamborghini, or Monster Truck ultimately asserts nothing more than penile petiteness. For classy automotive flash minus the risk of emasculating slander: Spin LA, just opened in Venice.
Spin's a showroom/rental club with a focus on immaculately restored, rare and retro beauties -- pedigreed cars so singularly sweet, each requires a 45minute orientation before you're ready to drive off and crash it into the ocean. Available for 3- and 7-day engagements, their ever-expanding fleet includes:
Jaguar XK120: The first Jag sports model produced after WWII, you could almost hear it laughing "You didn't bomb us hard enough!" as it sped cheerfully through the smoldering British countryside.
1974 Cadillac El Dorado: The 70s El Dorados carved their reps in such films as Superfly and The Mack -- hard-earned pimp status that'll be erased the moment you pull into the Jack In The Box drive-thru and order a Chicken Fajita Pita.
1962 Mercedes Unimog: A military ATV commissioned by NATO from a country that was forbidden to maintain an army -- similar to the VW Bus, except instead of "Peace", it says, "Occupying Peace Keepers With Guns".
Spin also offers a membership program, with perks that include a 20% rental discount and the option to apply your already-paid fees toward owning your car of choice -- unless that car's a 'Vette, in which case you're on your own, Mr. Mini Pizzle.